DETROIT, Mich. (WKBN) – General Motors announced Thursday that the company sold its three-millionth Cruze some time in August, according to a press release.
“Small car sales around the world have been growing exponentially as emerging markets, in Asia and South America, increase car ownership while mature markets, like the U.S., downsize for fuel economy,” said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst for AutoTrader.com. “Small cars like the Cruze are driving sales globally and will continue to do so.”
A General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio is one of the Cruze-building sites.
“The cost of energy is going to be an issue for a long time and in most markets that’s a big consideration,” said Joe Phillippi of AutoTrends Consulting in Andover, N.J. “If you can offer someone very affordable, high quality transportation at an affordable price with a substantial package of safety equipment, that’s a big plus.”
Cruze sales in China lead all countries with 1.13 million sold since launch in 2009.
Top 10 Markets for Cruze and sales through July 2014